• It’s My Birthday – Giveaway!!!

    It’s my birthday!!! Not just any birthday… a big one… I’m 40 today! Eeeekk! When I was young, I thought 40 was like really, really, really old. Luckily now that I’ve reached this milestone, it’s actually pretty great and not as terribly ancient and I once feared. There actually a lot of perks! I can stay up as late as…

  • Family, Football + Their Favorite Park

    I love when families choose a special place they enjoy together! Broad Ripple Park is a family favorite for Carly and her crew. Close to their home, lots of space to enjoy and explore, and of course a football to toss. The kids enjoyed showing me their favorite hiding spaces, little out of the way nooks and trees. We could…

  • The Difference in Portrait Styles: Traditional, Lifestyle, Documentary

    I remember the first time I was asked, “Traditional or Documentary?”. My Husband-to-be and I were in the middle of wedding planning madness and a photographer we were interviewing asked me this question. “Traditional or Documentary? What do you like more?” This was a long time ago.. ahem we have been married for 11 years. I was working in a…

  • Golden Hour Magic

    This awesome family lucked out with an amazing evening! Once in a while, the most gorgeous golden evening light shines through to give our entire session a lovely glow. We played, laughed and took full advantage of the beautiful evening. I just adore watching this sweet family grow over the years. Their outfits are always perfectly coordinated, but not matching.…

  • Sunshine and Sunflowers

    When my amazing long time clients request a location with a barn, I started to become a little giddy. Then they arrived with extra sunflowers for the kids to hold and special birthday cupcakes for the girls birthdays. Eekkk! I might have squealed with delight! Correction, I did squeal with delight. 🙂 You see, these little touches make their session…

  • Modern School Portraits

    It’s back to school time around here in Indy. We’ve picked out our new supplies and backpacks. (Seriously, is there anything better than a box full of fresh new crayons?!?)  The kids are excited to see their friends and teachers. I’m excited to for pumpkin spice lattes and fall photos, including offering my new Modern School Portrait experience! What do…

  • Shoot Out with the Borrowed Boutique

    When I heard about this new business that rents gorgeous dresses and accessories, I couldn’t wait to check it out. Then I found out this boutique rental business was run by an awesome local woman (Emma) in Fishers, Indiana, I just had to check it out! The Borrowed Boutique hosted photographers and models in their beautiful space for a day.…

  • A darling first birthday!

    One of my favorite locations to celebrate a 1st birthday (or really any celebration!) is The Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple. So when Lucie’s Mom suggested The Cake Bake Shop as a location for our birthday session, I might have done a happy dance. The inside of the shop is cream, pink and sparkly, a perfect backdrop for a…

  • Hello Presley!

    I just love this family!!! First of all, Presley’s Dad was the best man at our wedding. I’m not sure if I have laugh-cried any harder than I did during his best man speech. Their little guy, Preston, is only a couple months older than my daughter, so Tara and I were preggos together. It was so much fun to…

  • Hello Emmett!

    It’s hard for me to choose what type of session I love best (because, I really love them all!!!) but meeting a new family in the hospital for a Fresh 48 session would have to be very close to the top of the list. For a Fresh 48, we ‘pencil schedule’ our session on the Mother’s due date. Then once…